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Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart – Singing Lessons & Music Theory
Online Lessons Available

Born on the Mornington Peninsula, Lauren has been passionate about the voice from a young age. Her career so far has encompassed a broad range of vocal styles and musical genres, including contemporary (i.e., Pop, Rock, RnB etc.), music theatre, jazz, as well as singer-songwriter. Her performing experiences have included both original and cover bands, various vocal groups, backing vocalist work, as well as working as a lead vocalist with the Australian Army Reserve Band. Lauren made her debut at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival in 2018 with a cabaret she co-wrote, co-directed and performed in, titled the ‘Psych and the Psycho.’ Since then, she has performed in various other shows at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, as well as the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Over the last few years, Lauren has also been developing her passion for songwriting and is currently recording her first single, which will be released later on this year.

Credentials

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degree at Monash University in 2015, specialising in Popular Voice Studies at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. After graduating, she went on to complete her Honour’s degree in Music, focusing on the creative process behind songwriting. In addition to her tertiary education, Lauren also received training at the Victorian College of the Arts in the Music Theatre Foundation Program and participated in a two-week contemporary voice workshop at New York University in 2018. With a passion for voice science, Lauren completed level one and two of Estill Voice Training last year and intends to obtain further Estill certification this year.

Approach

Lauren loves working with voice students of all different ages and ability levels, from absolute beginners to more advanced singers wanting to improve their skills. She works closely with students to cater lessons to their individual goals and interests, while also incorporating exercises in harmony, improvisation, stage craft and music theory. Lauren strives to create a playful, supportive environment where singers can develop their vocal ability and artistry, as well as their confidence. To assist in developing control of the voice, Lauren applies the principles of Estill Voice Training, which takes a scientific approach to the study of the voice. Learning about voice mechanics provides students with a more in-depth physiological understanding of their voice as an instrument, and also allows them more creative freedom when it comes to expressing themselves as singers and artists. Lauren encourages students to play with their vocal sound and become versatile performers, so they have the choice to explore whatever genres or styles they are drawn to, in a vocally safe and expressive way.